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Local History Section
These form an integral part of the study of Local History. Barry Shurlock has produced a twenty-minute talk giving an online guide to different archives.
Events in 2023
Saturday 24th June, 10.00- 5.00 - Charlotte Mary Yonge Day in Otterbourne and Hursley
This event celebrated the bicentenary of the birth of one of Hampshire’s most influential authors, Charlotte Mary Yonge (CMY) with talks, walks and music. Find out more on our dedicated C M Yonge webpage. This event was undertaken jointly with 'The Charlotte M Yonge Fellowship'.
Events in 2022
Saturday - 2nd July 2022 - Summer Outing to Hambledon
We were guests of the Local History Group of the Hambledon Arts Society. Read more about the visit.
Saturday - 2nd April 2022: jointly with the Landscape Section, a morning visit to look at: Basingstoke's Religious Heritage
Events in 2021
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there were monthly presentations via Zoom on the last Tuesday of each month, covering different aspects of the practice of local history. Organised by the Local History Section of the Hampshire Field Club & Hampshire Archives Trust, these will be available on the day or via the HFC YouTube channel.
Events in 2020
Annual Lecture - Friday 18th January: Annual Lecture:Dr James Thomas, on 'Celebrating George III's Birthday: the Experience of Hampshire.'
Community Archive Forum - due to Covid-19 this event was cancelled - Further related material to the CAF can be found be taking the link.
Pear Tree Church, Southampton - consecrated in 1620 - A YouTube video with Dr Cheryl Butler explains the origins and development of the church.
Florence Nightingale - 200th Anniversary of her birth 12/5/1820: Dr Jonathan Memel was due to lecture on this subject at the postponed Spring Symposium. He has kindly sent the following links to online material:
Summer Outing - to East Woodhay was cancelled. For those interested there is some background information on the East Woodhay website. The Secretary of East Woodhay Local History Society had assisted with the planning of the visit. Autumn Outing and AGM - Date and location to be confirmed.
For details of past events please visit the Local History Section Archive pages.
Any questions about the Local History Section? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org.